Auditor Iii

Fairfax, Virginia
$69,407.31 - $115,678.37 Annually
Sep 04, 2021
Sep 18, 2021
Audit and Tax
Full Time
Job Announcement

Position located in the Personal Property Division. Conducts complex audits to include administrative tax appeals of Business, Professional and Occupational license tax (BPOL) and business tangible personal property tax (BPP) returns. Designs and implements team audits, provides technical guidance to other staff regarding the research of taxpayer records and state/county laws, regulations, and case histories. Conducts sensitive interviews/field investigations to gather pertinent information and records/documentation. Assists in establishing criteria for the selection of returns or businesses for audit and in the development of Division wide audit practices and procedures. Conducts in-depth and detailed research projects to determine the impact of pending state and federal legislation in the area of specialty. Researches and interprets drafts technical bulletins, Internal Memorandums and state rulings. May appear in court as an expert witness. Contacts businesses and their representatives to advise them of and to schedule audits, obtain accounting records and other financial information, and to discuss audit findings, which may include additional taxes, penalties, and interest. Assists the discovery and compliance staff in the resolution of complex tax matters related to compliance with the tax laws. Performs other research and special projects as assigned.

NOTE: Salary offer will be commensurate with education, related work experience, internal equity, and will not exceed $91,626.91 (the mid-point of the advertised salary).

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following: graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration, or a related field, with major course work in accounting, auditing, or finance; plus, three years of professional experience in auditing or accounting.

(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to")

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background and credit check to the satisfaction of the employer.
All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or religious reasons will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Otherwise, vaccinated employees will complete the attestation online in the first day of employment.

  • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles, methods, and practices combined with thorough knowledge of management principles, methods and practices;
  • Experience in conducting audits of both large and small businesses;
  • Experience in interpreting state and county codes to determine business classifications;
  • Experience in conducting peer reviews and actively participating in working group sessions;
  • Strong research, writing and presentation skills;
  • Ability to analyze, interpret and evaluate accounting data and complex tax issues in order to make findings and/or recommendations, then communicating them clearly and concisely both orally and in writing;
  • Experience with basic Microsoft Office products to include Word, Excel and Outlook and ability to work effectively with minimum supervision while keeping several activities in progress at one time;
  • CPA preferred.

Position is basically sedentary, but requires some walking, standing & carrying items up to 40 pounds in weight. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include exercise.

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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